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ELGIN, IL. – Legendary Grammy Award-winning singer Mavis Staples brings her signature song style to the Elgin Community College Arts Center at 1700 Spartan Drive on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Staples, backed by a jazz combo, will be joined on stage by her sister, Yvonne Staples.


Mavis Staples began singing with her family’s gospel-folk group The Staple Singers (“Uncloudy Day,” the first million-selling gospel recording, “Respect Yourself”) in 1954. In the nearly 60 years since, Mavis has blazed a soulful rhythm and blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots.


In addition to her family’s Number One hits “I’ll Take You There” and “Let’s Do It Again,” she has been nominated as a solo artist for multiple Grammy awards in five different genres and won the 2011 Grammy for Best Americana Album for her album “You Are Not Alone,” a collaboration with producer Jeff Tweedy of the alternative rock band Wilco.


A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (as is her sister, Yvonne), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner (as is Yvonne), and listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” this legendary artist is currently in the midst of a stunning creative resurgence as evidenced by her jam-packed international tour schedule including fall 2012 engagements in Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.


Tickets are $38 / $35 and can be purchased online at http://tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC box office located in the Arts Center. Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted.


There will be a three-course meal before the concert, starting at 5:30 PM. The meal will be served at Spartan Terrace Restaurant, conveniently located at the west end of ECC Arts Center’s lobby. The menu is Blues BBQ themed and will include a Corn Chowder appetizer, followed by a BBQ Brisket with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Smoky Collard Greens, and topped off with Red Velvet Cake. Dinner reservations may be made through the box office. Price is $35 per person (includes wine). Deadline for dinner reservations is Monday, Nov. 12.

For more information about the ECC Arts Center, visit elgin.edu/arts. Video clips of upcoming artists and events can be found at youtube.com/ECCArtsCenter. Connect and talk to the arts center on Standing Room Only, a blog at eccartscenter.com. The arts center also can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/ECCArtsCenter. Become a fan of the arts center on facebook at facebook.com/ECCArtsCenter.

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